Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a depressing post. But the weather is dreary! Last night I went out straight from work, and got home very late. I didn’t sleep well, and we had to be up at 7 as Andy is expecting a delivery (between 7-12 although at 3pm it still has not come). I think this coupled with the dreary weather made me feel less than enthusiastic about my run today. My plan was 10 miles, and once I was out there I did enjoy myself. I ended up going 10.5 miles in 1hr53 mins. My pace was pretty varied, but I think that was due to the wind. As my route has loops I almost had one mile of easy running and then one mile or hard running. At one point I felt like I could have leant parrallel to the floor and not fallen over as it was so strong! I was trying to think about landing gently on the ground, and keeping a gentle slow rhythm, and when I finished I felt like I could have gone on still. Marathon talk was talking about intervals, and how it is important to add them to marathon training, which has spurred me on to keep on at them in the week. It is hard to believe that a year ago I had just started training for my first half marathon. I found I could do 7 or 8 mile runs ok, but once I went over that distance I was shattered and really felt like I was dragging myself home for the last few miles. I am pleased that I can compare my running to this time last year and genuinely see an improvement.
Once home I had a peanut butter clif bar and some chocolate milk, and then after my shower I made myself have lunch pretty quick (to avoid the crash).
My lunch was delish! 2 slices of toasted seedy bread, filled with mashed banana and a little pb, sprinkled with cinnamon. Yum. Plus a pear and half a graze box (some brazil nuts and dark chocolate buttons).
(I took a bite before I decided to take another picture).
I have been reading blogs and I was excited to see that the lovely Jess has tagged me in a blog question thing. So here are the answers (and questions);
Four TV shows I watch.
The biggest loser
The Office (american one)
(Yes I love american TV! )
Four things I am passionate about
Four words/ phrases that I use too much;
like (instead of said- a bad bad habit I know!)
Morning (in a chirpy way- it annoys all the non morning people!)
On marathon talk this week….. (this drives Andy mad!!!)
Four things I’ve learnt from the past;
To not worry about what other people think, but to be happy in my own decisions.
That I can do more than I thought I was capable of.
That sometimes you grow apart from friends and that does not make you bad people, just people on different paths.
That if I am worried about something I should think “what’s the worst that could happen?” and then get on and do it anyway, because the worst does not usually happen.
Four things I am looking forward to;
Buying a marathon talk hoodie as my post marathon treat! I would feel a fraud wearing it (it says 26.2 on the front in big numbers) before I have actually done one!
My holiday in the summer- especially discovery cove 🙂
Seeing my friend get married in Italy later this year.
Doing some baking (this is a short term goal haha)
Four things I love about winter;
Feeling totally hardcore when I go running in the freezing weather!
Hot water bottles
Warm hats, scarves and gloves (and hoodies, and jeans, and massive fluffy socks)
A steaming bowl of soup after being outside in the fresh air
So now I have to tag four people. I have seen this on a few blogs and I can’t remember which ones, so sorry if you have already done it.
Laura at Box, run, eat!
Lara at Eat less, move more
Emma at sweet tooth runner
Stacey at the Habit of healthy
Sorry if you already answered! But if I didn’t tag you and you want to answer the questions, feel free 🙂
I am excited because I am going to do some baking tomorrow! 🙂 I have not baked for ages it seems, as we have been having all the christmassy things. So I have not decided what yet, but I am excited 🙂
Now for some tea 🙂